The Smart Grid LAB will be established to test active control methods in the smart grid and all required functionalities under practical conditions. The questions to be answered include:
- How can the power grid be controlled in a stable way when many customers charge an electric vehicle on days with low power generation?
- How can the grid be kept stable when dynamic elements (e.g. storage) fail?
- Up to what level can dynamic grid elements compensate for peaks and continuous loads?
- What happens, if important measurement and control components are disrupted?
- How can hackers be countered?
Role of the House of Energy
As a think tank, the House of Energy played a key role in developing the project idea for the Smart Grid LAB Hessen. During the course of the project, the House of Energy will establish and moderate a scientific and technical project advisory board. The advisory board will accompany the project in an advisory capacity and will consist of company representatives from the fields of energy supply and grid operation, technical monitoring and certification, personal safety and energy law.
Total volume € 3.31 million
Funding volume € 1.57 million
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
-Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (FG Electrical Power Supply, Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency)
-House of Energy e. V.
-Ingenieurbüro Pfeffer GmbH
-JEAN MÜLLER GmbH
-Tractebel Engineering GmbH